To paraphrase the Hindenburg reporter, "OH! The hypocrisy."
The Washing Times reports that Senator Dianne Feinstein, CCL holder, gun owner, and author of the Assault Weapons Ban now being proposed, has EXEMPTED herself and her colleagues from being subject to the restrictions she wishes to place on those for whom she works.
Yes, the "Carrie Nation of Gun-grabbing," that Advocate of Equal Rights, our Doyenne of democracy, doesn't appear to trust you, but she trusts "government officials," which just happens to include her, Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder, Secretary Sebelius (who is joining Vice-president Joe Biden's entourage in Virginia today, promoting the President's anti-gun-rights agenda), and all of her colleagues.
It's just another confirmation of the desire of those in government--particularly (but not confined to) members of the Democrat Party--for a two-tiered society; the "Ruling Class," those in authority (I suppose ordained by divine right to rule) and the rest of us, their serfs, whose existence and freedom of action exists solely at their discretion. It's just another in a long line of our law-makers echoing Orwell's "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
By David Sherfinski-The Washington Times
Sen. Dianne Feinstein rolled out sweeping legislation that would ban more than 150 types of military-style semiautomatic rifles on Thursday, kicking off the congressional debate on a new assault-weapons ban that both sides say faces a steep uphill climb on Capitol Hill.
It would prohibit semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature, such as a pistol grip or telescoping. Purchasing the AR-15 Bushmaster rifle, which was used by the shooter in Newtown, would be illegal under the ban.
Mrs. Feinstein's measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel.
If you believe my fears of Lady Di-Fi and her belief in oppression are absurd or unrealistic, then ask yourself, "Why?" Why, exactly, did Ms. Feinstein intentionally exempt herself and her fellow members of our government from having to obey the same law?
If it was merely a matter of protecting our law-enforcement officials, such a carve out could have been made with precise language--it's not as though economy of verbiage is of grave concern among our law-making elite. There is only one possible answer to that question, gun-grabber Feinstein trusts those in government, but she doesn't trust YOU.
This is further evidence that for liberal law-makers and Democrats in general, contempt for our Founding Documents and the intentions of our Founding Fathers continues to grow. They chafe at the bit our Constitution places in their mouths. Their feelings have long echoed what then Illinois State Senator Obama once expressed, in a pique of frustration, that our Constitution is "a charter of negative liberties."
"the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you, but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf."His comment, far from being a simple statement of fact, as the left-wing chattering class would have us believe, was an expression of his (and their) frustration at the fact that the Constitution, as written (and as was clearly intended by its Framers), places very clear limitations on what law-makers and "government officials" can impose on the liberties and freedoms of citizens. You can sense the bitterness and resentment he feels at being so restricted.
Feinstein, the President, and his supporters in and out of government are now seeking the means to circumvent those restrictions our Founding Fathers so carefully placed upon their activities and, given the opportunity, never doubt they would negate the Constitution completely in their zeal to control our lives.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!!